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The Queen Visits Virginia. by tucsonmike on 4 May 2007 6:58am
 
It is the 400th Anniversary of the English settlement at Jamestown, Virginia. The Queen spoke to the General Assembly in Richmond, where she gave condolences for Virginia Tech, then headed to Williamsburg the main colonial capital and Jamestown.

She was in Jamestown in 1957, for the 350th.
 
Re: The Queen Visits Virginia. by intrepid on 4 May 2007 7:30pm
 
Nuts- I missed her. Oh well, I'll try to catch her in 2057.

I've been reading that she was last in the US 16 years ago. Was it that long ago? It seems more recent to me for some reason. What I remember is that there was a very minor hulabaloo when she was at some event, and she got a hug from a lady who was one of her hosts. While that was acceptable behavior to show a guest in the US in 1991 (??!), I guess it's not something which typically happens at events which star Elizabeth II. Anybody remember this? Am I remembering it right?

Who else on here's been to Jamestown? (Elizabeth, you don't have to answer)
 
Re: The Queen Visits Virginia. by Spursfan on 4 May 2007 8:03pm
 
Is that me (Elizabeth Anne) or the other one?

If you mean me - I haven't.

Hahahaha

;-)
 
Re: The Queen Visits Virginia. by tucsonmike on 4 May 2007 9:30pm
 
LOL! Anne. I have been to Jamestown. I lived 55 miles away from it for four years. There is more at Jamestown now, because of the archaeological digs.

I remember the bit with the hug. Do not remember the year.
 
Re: The Queen Visits Virginia. by Palin_Lover on 4 May 2007 10:25pm
 
Pretty cool that she's visiting. :D
 
Re: The Queen Visits Virginia. by sighthound on 4 May 2007 10:51pm
 
She's going to the Kentucky Derby tomorrow. With all the hulabaloo that is bound to cause, plus all the Barbaro tributes, I wonder if anyone will notice the race?
 
Re: The Queen Visits Virginia. by tucsonmike on 5 May 2007 12:24am
 
Good point Geraldine.
 
Re: The Queen Visits Virginia. by Palin_Lover on 5 May 2007 2:15am
 
Ha, that is a good point!
 
Re: The Queen Visits Virginia. by Gollumit on 5 May 2007 8:04pm
 
I bet the Americans regret breaking ties with the British Monarchy!
 
Re: The Queen Visits Virginia. by tucsonmike on 5 May 2007 10:50pm
 
No we do not. Then again, if George III and his ministers had not been so pigheaded, most Americans would not have wanted independence at that point.

Then again, only a slight majority of Americans favored independence.

The British Royal Family is so big here, only because Americans like celebrities. To your typical American, they are like Jessica Simpson. They are not ours, your know familiarity breeds contempt.

The Dutch and Spaniards love their royal families. Their royal families are low key and especially in Spain, Juan Carlos is considered a genuine hero.

What angered 18th Century Americans was the lack of representation in London. If that had been done, there probably would have been no revolution. We would have ended up an extension of Canada.

Therefore, no we can entertain royal families without having them rule us.

 
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